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Ter Stegen and Halilovic plus six more

The Catalan side have a budget thought to be close to 100 million Euros this summer


Exits. They say it won't be a revolution, but a "profound remodelling". Up to nine players will leave: Valdés, Pinto, Alves, Puyol, Song, Dos Santos, Tello, Afellay and Cuenca. Then there will be the cases of Fàbregas and Alexis. Manchester United are rumoured to be interested in the first, whilst in Italy they say Alexis has an agreement with Juventus. He's also been linked to Atleti.

Loans. Rafinha, who has played for Celta this season, will return to the Camp Nou and then decide if he wants to stay, with all indications pointing to that. Should he not stay at Barça, it's thought he would go to the Premier League, although he will have other options. Deulofeu will, in principle, stay in England for another year under Roberto Martínez's watch at Everton. Bojan, on loan at Ajax, seems as if he has no way back, even though he has one year left on his contract.

Signings. Ter Stegen and Halilovic have been sealed for a while now, and following the suspension of the ban, they will be made official and receive international clearance on July 1. More will join them.

Goalkeepers. A historically difficult position to fill at Barça. Valdés’s exit will be judged by the Camp Nou faithful for a long time. The German stopper comes to start, even though Zubizarreta is fond of Jordi Masip. Also the need for a third choice keeper, of the profile of Pinto, must not be discounted.

Defenders. Zubi's Achilles heel in recent years. Vilanova only wanted Thiago Silva and Martino believed in Puyol's recovery. Now there is no margin for error. AS believes that Hummels has already agreed to join, although there is an extensive list of candidates. They will also look for a right back to compete with Montoya for a starting berth; they have kept close tabs on Cuadrado of Fiorentina.

Midfielders.One of the technical secretary's ideas is to reinforce the defensive pivot. He likes Samper in the academy, and Zubi has always been keen on Bruno Soriano of Villarreal. Denis Suárez, from the second side, has a contract to step up to the first team.

Forwards. They're looking for a name in the market as a priority. A player who can open up closed defences and take advantage of crosses.

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